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Recent news

Stories are in reverse chronological order. 

  • Updated: January 02 -
    Resident Casey Speaker captured this image while taking a walk on one of Bloomington’s many scenic trails with her family.
  • Updated: December 31 -
    At 225,000 square feet, the proposed $150 - $200 million water park project in South Loop would be one of the largest indoor water parks in North America. The West Edmonton Mall (WEM) in Canada (which was a model for MOA and is also owned by Triple Five) has a 215,000-square foot, integrated and attached water park that brings in more than 500,000 users annually. The water park adds to the vibrancy and resiliency of the WEM. Not only does the WEM water park have slides and other rides, its large wave pool hosts evening beach parties and surfing leagues (even in the colder months), allowing for greater use of the venue.
  • Updated: December 31 -
    In honor of National Breastfeeding Month in August, the City recognized eight local businesses for supporting breastfeeding.
  • Updated: December 18 -
    At the December 16 Council meeting, the City launched a $15 million Affordable Housing Trust Fund and approved $7 million for nonprofit affordable housing developer Aeon to purchase Village Club Apartments. This move will preserve 306 units of naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH) in Bloomington, which are residential rental properties that are affordable without government subsidized rents.
  • Updated: December 05 -
    December recycling schedule was incorrect in the January 2019 Briefing. The correct recycling weeks are Dec 2-6, Dec 16-20, Dec 30-Jan 3.
  • Updated: December 04 -
    December 3, 2019 - Bloomington Police Investigate a Fatal Crash Involving a Pedestrian
  • Updated: December 03 -
    In spring 2019 the Bloomington City Council directed City staff to engage residents and complete a site capacity study for a potential new community center at Valley View Park, 9000 Portland Ave. S.  In November, staff reported study results back to the community and to the Council.
  • Updated: December 03 -
    Get a head start on your summer event planning by booking a park shelter.
  • Updated: December 03 -
    The City of Bloomington is approaching the end of an era.
  • Updated: November 27 -
    Keep warm this winter with thoughts of sunny summer days on the softball field.